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By Amy Jacob
Insulin, a peptide hormone, can protect the cells of the pancreas from acute pancreatitis – a disease for which there is currently no cure, according to a study by scientists from The University of Manchester.
By Julia Ernst, MS
Ixekizumab, a drug being evaluated for the treatment of moderate-to-severe chronic plaque psoriasis, continues to demonstrate efficacy and safety in Phase III trials.
By Adam Hochron
One of the most common treatment courses for chronic pain is comprised of prescription opioid medications. However, concerns about drug addiction and abuse oftentimes outweigh the drugs’ pain-relieving benefits.
By Katie Eder, Managing Editor
Although many physicians currently snap, store, and share clinical photographs on their smartphones, they often neglect to ask patients for permission to do so.
By Jeannette Wick
Since many patients have insulin resistance, prescribing insulin therapy for diabetes often requires trial and error.
For the second year running, physician turnover remains at the highest rate since 2005, according to a report published by the American Medical Group Association.
For physicians trying to balance various financial and time pressures, ethical dilemmas are common, according to an article published Aug. 7 in Medical Economics.
By Adam Hochron
As the life expectancy of patients continues to grow, healthcare professionals are seeing a rise in cases of osteoarthritis (OA) in their case files and are charged with discovering the best treatment possible for them.
By Laura Joszt
While the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) does not recommend screening for hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection in asymptomatic persons in the general population, a recent update focuses on identifying those who are high risk and should be screened.
By Jackie Syrop
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is the third leading cause of death in the United States, and of the top 5 causes of death, it is the only one that increased in incidence between 2007 and 2010, and our understanding of how to assess, manage, and treat COPD has advanced significantly over the past decade.
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